It has been a very very long time since I've worn kimono! The last time was to the Floriade with 3 other members of Kimono de Jack NL last September. That means I can honestly say last years resolution of Every month a kimono didn't last... It went well until July, August didn't happen 'cause of my summer holiday, September was KdJ and that was the last of it.
Let's hope 2013 will get better kimono-wise :-)
At least I've made a good start! Last Friday at a comicbookshop there was a booksigning by the French artist HUB.
He's the artist and writer of the comic-series Okko, a ronin in a land
that is a combination of ancient Japan and fantasy (because of all the
demons). His drawings are very beautiful and I think very accurate (but I
don't know that much about Japanese history).
So I decided to go in kimono. Unfortunately I don't have any photo's, but I wore my olivegreen houmongi with the orange/peach obi with (royal) cart
on it. I chose this kimono because it's of perfect lenght and nice and
warm. Of course because of the cold weather here, I wore lots of layers
and luckily didn't feel cold.
So today I decided to do
some more kitsuke. Not on me, but on one of my dummies. And I totally
forgot how difficult it can be do put a kimono on a dummy. Putting the
obi on took me 3 tries before it was on, and whèn it was on, it was way
too low... Grrr... So now I will show pictures of a kimono on a dummy
without an obi!
This kimono was previously owned by the lovely Lyuba of Strawberry Kimono.
Together with this beautiful juban (with cure haneri fastened on it)
and 4 obi they are the first kimono-purchases this year. I still have to
take pictures of the obi, but once that's done I'll share them.